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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jul 10, 2011 6:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DJ 3000+ and counting

I am no fan of the evil empire, but I definitely respect and admire DJ. A great player and certainly a first ballot HOF. Can't go along with hoping he is a unanimous selection tho'. If the likes of Ruth, Gehrig, Aaron ,Williams, Mays, Cobb,Robinson, et al were not worthy of being unanimous selections than neither should Jeter be.

Congrats to DJ on 3,000!!! Shocked that no other Yankee has done it before now.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 10, 2011 6:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DJ 3000+ and counting

I know I'm delusional about him being unanimous. No way.
But it's a stupid tradition. And we leave this just the writers? Some players are so superior (every one you list) in their time that it becomes the Jeter era, or the Mays era, ect.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jul 10, 2011 6:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DJ 3000+ and counting

I agrre with you. I think it is rediculous that no one has ever been a unanimous selection, but the horse is out of the barn now. I think it would be a disrespect to those players I mentioned plus some others probably that I didn't, if anyone ever were to be unanimous. I already think it is BS that the highest % vote getter ever is Tom Seaver. Great Pitcher! Derving HOFer. Deserving of the highest percentage ever?? not hardly.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jul 10, 2011 7:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DJ 3000+ and counting

frankly, i would think that players would rather get in far from a unanimous vote; how much cooler it would be to just skate in, thereby making a greater number of sports journalist hacks unhappy, and giving the player a greater opportunity to laugh and raise The finger at the bastards; that's how i see it anyway; of course, the HoF is a joke until Pete Rose, one of THE greatest players ever in the game, is invited to the shrine

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 10, 2011 7:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DJ 3000+ and counting

At least there is the Players Committee. But, you have to wait a long time before they get to weigh in. That's how Rizzuto got in. (I hope Phil is is eating a bunch of canolis, zooming his way home in the 8th inning [lightning in PA] to Cora.)

Arb., did you get the Yankee tingles watching DJ get 3K? I did for the first time in years.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jul 10, 2011 8:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DJ 3000+ and counting

"did you get the Yankee tingles watching DJ get 3K?"

i was actually in Boston (of all places) when the game was going on, but i read about it when i got home and watched the replay vids; i'm not a huge fan of DJ, but i damn sure respect his energy and playing style and his 3K hit is a sports achievement to be applauded by all; i liked how Johnny D. was the 1st to step out of the Tampa dugout (at least it looked that way from the clip i saw) and join in the cheering

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Poster: adedhed68 Date: Jul 10, 2011 9:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DJ 3000+ and counting

From what I have heard, Damon was actually moving out of the dugout with the intention of going over to give Jeter a hug, but Joe Maddon called him back in the dugout. I'm sure they hooked up after the game.

As to the unanimous HOF thing, I thing Rivera may have a shot at getting the unanimous vote. Mo isn't perfect, but he is a "witch". What he has done, in the situations he has been placed in, for the length of time he has done it for is just off the charts.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 10, 2011 10:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DJ 3000+ and counting

I think FB is right. The writers will never let anyone in unanimously. I really don't know why, except they are a mean bunch of SOB's, who clutch onto their power like a Holloweener on their last bar of chocolate. Willie Mays not unanimous? C'mon.

Mo has been the Yankee MVP every year since '98. Not one ring w/out him. It was a special moment to see him congratulate DJ on the field. Georgie too.

Evidently Price took exception to DJ pointing to the TB dugout. I don't think he's a happy camper to be the answer to the trivia question, 'Who was pitching when DJ...'